Wednesday is the Tech day. A day filled with content, networking and practical advise for anyone launching a career in tech or founders building their own tech platform.
Black Tech Careers Fair
Arrival, Registration & Welcome
James “Tiago” Bertrand
Producer. Cinematographer & CEO, everthingVR
10:15 – 10:25
Company Spotlight - Tesco
Tayo Oseni Alexis
Lead Technical Programme Manager, Tesco
10:30 – 10:40
Why There is No Such Thing as a Stupid Question
At Mastercard many people, at all levels, sometimes do not ask questions which are obvious. Why? Because they feel that it’s a stupid question that either they should know or that someone has already thought of. Sometimes it can even be because they feel stupid that they have to ask, questioning their own understanding and competence.
This can happen in any situation, by product, by customer, by solution etc. I am going to talk about why a question is never stupid and why at Mastercard, asking stupid questions leads to innovation and excellence.
Director, Product Strategy, Mastercard
10:45 – 12:30
Speed Mentoring in Partnership with MOBOLISE
Are you a Black professional looking to progress in the tech industry? Want to supercharge your career? MOBOLISE Mentors in association with UK Black Business Week is offering black tech professionals the opportunity to be mentored by leading figures in the industry in an exciting one-hour speed mentoring session.
12:30 – 13:15
Lunch and Networking
Start Your Career in Data and Analytics Presented by Lloyds Bank
13:15 – 14:15
Principal Decision Scientist, Lloyds Banking Group
Data Engineer, Lloyds Banking Group
Data Privacy & Governance Manager, Lloyds Banking Group
Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Lloyds Banking Group
Executive Assistant to the Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Lloyds Banking Group
14:15 – 15:15
CV & Interview Insights with JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a Tech company that does Finance, we will be running a session on CVs and Interviews to give you the best chance of increasing your access to opportunities and your awareness of what makes you standout.
Vice President, Recruiting
Associate, Campus Recruiting
15:15 – 15:25
How to Get a Head Start in Your Career in Technology
Maureen Yaa Edua Biney
Engineer, American Express
15:25 – 15:35
Company Spotlight – PWC
Talk title You are valuable!
Tech Delivery Manager, PwC
15:35 – 15:45
Company Spotlight - Capital One
Senior Associate Software Engineer, Capital One
Black Tech Experience
18:00 – 18:45
Registration and Networking
18:45 – 18:55
Welcome and Introduction
Host: Mark Martin
Founder UK Black Tech
18:55 – 19:10
Chris S Brown
Strategic Partner Leader UKI, IBM Consulting
19:15 – 19:55
Talented and Ready: Opportunity Within Technology
The number of black talent in technology is increasing. Corporations are investing in developing a pipeline of diverse talent. but more can be done to close the talent gap. This session will look at the acquisition and development of talent in the sector and focus on the channels currently in place or needing to be implemented.
Aji J Bawo
Head of Product in Technology, Tesco
Chief Marketing Officer, Infor
Technology, Data and Analytics Director, PwC
Chief of Staff to Vice Chair, Mastercard
Chris S Brown
20:05 – 20:50
Solving World Problems with Tech
Technology has come up with solutions to real-life problems in business, society and individual lives. Hear from innovators, as they reveal the positive effects technology is having on our society.
CEO and Founding Member, Impact X Capital Partners; Host, Channel 4’s The Money Maker; Author
CEO and Founder, Just Like Me Picture Books
Founder and CEO of Hustle Crew, VP Global Community and Belonging, Brandwatch
Charlene Hunter MBE
Founder & CEO @ Coding Black Females
20:50 – 21:20
Closing Keynote and Q&A
Building a Career Without Titles